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Dunleavy, Kolarik Named to Tewaaraton Watch List

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM Megan Dunleavy and Kim Kolarik are among the 12 ACC Players on the watch list
Megan Dunleavy and Kim Kolarik are among the 12 ACC Players on the watch list

Feb. 22, 2013

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 2013 Tewaaraton Award women's watch list which includes Virginia women's lacrosse senior defender Megan Dunleavy and senior goalie Kim Kolarik.

The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and top female college lacrosse player in the United States. The selection committees are made up of top collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by The Tewaaraton Foundation. Committees will make additions to these lists as the season progresses and athletes earn a spot alongside these elite players. Both lists will be narrowed to 25 men's and women's nominees in late April. In mid-May, five men's and five women's finalists will be announced. These finalists will be invited to Washington, D.C. for the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.

The lists include the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the 2013 Tewaaraton Award. Twelve ACC athletes are included on the list.

Dunleavy, a co-captian for this year's team, anchors a defense that ranked 25th among all NCAA Division I teams last season, allowing 10.0 goals per game. Kolarik played in 18 of Virginia's 19 games last season, registering a .405 save percentage.

Each year, the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy - the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca and Tuscarora. While 2013 is The Year of the Mohawk, the men's watch list includes three members of the Onondaga Nation in Lyle, Miles and Ty Thompson from Albany.

2013 Tewaaraton Award women's watch list

Casey Ancarrow, James Madison - Sr., A
Alex Aust, Maryland - Sr., A
Courtney Bennett, Dartmouth - Sr., D
Becca Block, Syracuse - Sr., D
Katie Bollhorst, Salisbury - Sr., A
Kara Cannizzaro, North Carolina - Sr., M
Tatum Coffey, Penn State - Soph., M
Demmianne Cook, Stony Brook - Sr., M
Kitty Cullen, Florida - Sr., A
Taylor D'Amore, Johns Hopkins - Jr., A
Brittany Dashiell, Florida - Sr., M
Alexa Demski, Towson - Sr., D
Jasmine DePompeo, Navy - Sr., A
Maria Di Fato, Cortland - Sr., M
Tori Dugan, West Chester - Sr., A
Megan Dunleavy, Virginia - Sr., D
Danielle Etrasco, Boston University - Sr., A
Sam Farrell, Florida - Sr., D
Katie Ferris, Massachusetts - Jr., A
Caitlin Fifield, Richmond - Sr., A
Erin Fitzgerald, Northwestern - Sr., A
Emily Garrity, North Carolina - Sr., M
Kristin Giovanniello, Dartmouth - Jr., GK
Anna Kim, Stanford - Jr., M
Kim Kolarik, Virginia - Sr., GK
Tayler Kuzma, Ohio State - Jr., D
Alyssa Leonard, Northwestern - Jr., M
Megan Leonhard, Trinity - Sr., M
Lauren Maksym, North Carolina - Sr., GK
Kelly McPartland, Maryland - Soph., M
Mikey Meagher, Florida - Sr., GK
Maddy Morrissey, Duke - Jr., M
Lyndsey Munoz, Stanford - Jr., GK
Alyssa Murray, Syracuse - Jr., A
Ariana Parker, Albany - Jr., M
Marlee Paton, Loyola - Jr., M
Claire Petersen, Stony Brook - Sr., A
Maddie Poplawski, Penn - Sr., M
Caroline Salisbury, Cornell - Sr., A
Iliana Sanza, Maryland - Sr., D
Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland - Sr., M
Jaclyn Sileo, LIU-Post - Jr., A
Margaret Smith, Notre Dame - Jr., M
Covie Stanwick, Boston College - Soph., A
Barbara Sullivan, Notre Dame - Soph., D
Megan Takacs, Cal - Sr., A
Sophia Thomas, Georgetown - Sr., M
Taylor Thornton, Northwestern - Sr., M
Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse - Sr., A
Taylor Virden, Duke - Jr.  




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